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Newbie with fingers crossed

Avant53 Jan 30, 2012

  1. Avant53

    Avant53 New Member

    Newbie checking in for advice etc, hopefully shouldnt need to much help, Audis are totally reliable arnt they :yes:
    Just picked up my A4 1.9TDI Sport Avant in silver with 73k on the clock, really nice clean car with FASH, really pleased with it, as many others on here I am a bit concerned about the Multitronic box, but scanning through the service history it had a G/box oil change at 38k and then the dreaded G/box ECU fault at 43k, doesnt look like its had the 7-plate upgrade though!
    I am thinking of getting the oil changed again just to stay on the safe side but reading other posts there seems to be a trend of gettting the oil changed and then having a fault pop up a few thousand miles later? Am I just being paranoid or is there a connection/should I just get it done anyway, also does the fresh oil conserve the plates in the box or generally help keep everything in order, as you can tell I am not all that clued up on auto boxes, I will prob get the guys at inde-tech to do it as they are not too far away from me and from what you guys say on here they seem to be the guys to go to!
    Thanks in advance for any advice
  2. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

    i think that if at 43k that the ecu fault arrose i would be looking for a manual. I read so many horror stories about the auto boxes i would avoid. However there are many boxes that never throw a problem. Its a ticking time bomb just like the fuel pump on my 2.5tdi you know its going to go but when is the question
  3. Avant53

    Avant53 New Member

    Cheers for your reply, I have only just brought it so i guess I will just have to take the gamble for now, maybe it also depends on how they are looked after and driven? As far as I can make out these boxes suffer even more on the 2.5tdi due to the torque! I would think if they are driven hard 100% of the time the box probably doesnt stand a chance, I am just guessing really, think I might have to have a secret piggy bank!
  4. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    This has been discussed on here before, but it's not something I know much about.

    It's worth researching a reliable specialist and talking to them, a bit spent now might save you a fortune in the future.
  5. Avant53

    Avant53 New Member

    Will do

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